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28 June 2017

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Loving a country that doesn’t love you back

Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, on America’s struggle to build a diverse society.
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Humor in the age of Trump

Comedy writer Owen Ellickson on why it’s hard to make good jokes at the president’s expense.

Connecting dots across the pond

Political scientists Robert Farley and David Brockington discuss whether it makes sense to compare election trends across the UK, France, and the US. Plus: Jeremy Corbyn as a case for compromise.

TV that Americans used to share

Daniel Kaufman and David Ottlinger lament the social and political implications of television fragmentation.

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The ones who can’t get out

Alexandra Bilak, Director of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, explains the challenge of aiding populations who are forced to migrate within national borders.

On the hunt for heretics at Evergreen State College

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter consider parallels between unrest at the school and the nature of religious zealotry. Plus: Should HBO fire Bill Maher?

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Piercing McMaster’s mystique

Historian Daniel Bessner argues that the “warrior-scholar” serving as National Security Advisor has a narrow strategic vision. Plus: Will Comey’s testimony change anything?

Trump and the realignment of American politics

Political scientist Darren Beattie argues that the traditional conservative/liberal paradigm no longer makes sense. Plus: Why Trump and not just Trumpism?

The “Trump Effect”

Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament, on Europe’s reaction to political upheaval in the U.S.

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The siren song of anti-anti-Trumpism

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Matt Lewis says the desire to oppose liberals is leading conservatives down a path of intellectual corruption. Plus: Does Karen Handel’s win mask a threat to GOP dominance?

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The future of European defense

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Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner discuss how Trump could inspire Europe to take its defense into its own hands. Plus: Has the populist wave crested?

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Seneca’s tips for anger management

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Massimo Pigliucci, author of the new book How to Be a Stoic, offers some classical self-help advice.

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What do feelings do?

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Linda Blanchard, author of Dependent Arising in Context, explains how meditation can give you a different perspective on grief.

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Civility on the campaign trail

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Bill Scher on how “above board” politics in the Democratic primary helped unify the electorate. Plus: Do Dems have a “unity edge” over Republicans?

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What’s harder: Loving yourself or loving your enemy?

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Sharon Salzberg, author of the new book Real Love, on how mindfulness and meditation can help you do both.

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